American Indian Literatures

Research Services
Cultural Events
Arts and Crafts

Welcome to the Four Directions Institute Distance Learning Program.  This course will take approximately 22 hours to complete and will include:

Reading on-line and off-line course materials 40 hours
Research and writing   5 hours

It is recommended that students complete the on-line reading in the order of the modules because the modules are reliant on and often refer to modules preceding them.  Keeping a reading journal is necessary (summary and opinion).  Contact Dr. LaMay by e-mail:  Contact Dr. LaMay

Profile of Dr. LaMay

Assignments It is important that you complete each module in order before proceeding to the next module.  There will be assignments at the beginning and end of each one.
Module 1 Introduction and expectations
Module 2 Foundation: Glossary
Module 3 Foundation: Linguistics and prehistory
Module 4 Foundation: History
Module 5 Conception: Form and style of American Indian Literatures
Module 6 Conception:  Native American Storytelling
  Mid-term examination
Module 7 Conception:  Black Elk Speaks
Module 8 Conception:  Windwalker
Module 9 Conception:  House Made of Dawn
Module 10 Conception:  Grand Avenue
Module 11 Immersion:  Research Project
Module 12 Invention:  Writing Project
  Final examination

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